The Rankings – ATP
As of 12.09.2011
1- Novak Djokovic (SRB) – 14,720 – 11th week as #1 (17th all time, 5th among actives)
2- Rafael Nadal (ESP) – 10,620
3- Roger Federer (SUI) – 8,380
4- Andy Murray (GBR) – 7,165
5- David Ferrer (ESP) – 4,200
6- Robin Söderling (SWE) – 3,785
7- Gael Monfils (FRA) – 2,850 – Career High
8- Mardy Fish (USA) – 2,820
9- Tomas Berdych (CZE) – 2,770
10- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) – 2,710 – [+1]
Lots of changes in the post-US Open rankings. Andy Roddick, who reached the quarterfinals at his home Slam for the first time since 2008, earned his way back to the top-15, with a seven-spot leap to #14 – returning to the top-15 after a two-week absence.
The other American who made it to the final eight at the last Slam of the season, John Isner, is also back to the top-20, with a four-place improvement that put him in the 18th place – returning for the first time since 17.01.2011 (#20).
On his flip side, however, Stanislas Wawrinka – who had the quarterfinals to defend in Flushing Meadows – is down five to #19, his lowest since 17.01.2011, prior to his quarterfinal run at the Australian Open.
Other top-20 news: Alexandr Dolgopolov back to tie his career high at #20, first time since 09.05.2011; Jurgen Melzer out, down 4 to #21, leaving for the first time since 24.05.2010 (#27), just like Fernando Verdasco, down three to #22, leaving after two more weeks in.
Important top-30 changes: Despite being slammed by Roger Federer in the fourth round, Juan Monaco leaped nine spots, second best mark of the top-50, to #27, returning to the top-30 for the first time since 07.03.2011 (#30); Mikhail Youzhny, who failed to defend his semifinal points, however, took a 17-place tumble, down to #32, his lowest since 12.10.2009, when ranked at the very same #32.
In important top-50 news, Gilles Muller, who even had a break-lead on Rafael Nadal, rose nineteen places to #49, breaking through the top-50 for the first time; he replaces Albert Montañes, who fell 12 spots to #54, personal low for him since #53, on 21.09.2009.
Reached Career High this week: Janko Tipsarevic (13 | +7), John Isner (18 | +7, tied), Alexandr Dolgopolov (20 | +3, tied), Marcel Granollers (30 | +2), Alex Bogomolov, Jr. (40 | +4), Pablo Andujar (43 | +2), Gilles Muller (49 | +19), Donald Young (57 | +27), Bernard Tomic (59 | +1), Ryan Sweeting (64 | +5), Martin Klizan (86 | +17), João Souza (87 | +3).
Entering and leaving top-100:
Considerable changes in the top-100 this week. Juan Carlos Ferrero is the highest ranked player from those who returned, with a 23-place jump, to #82; he was out since 01.08.2011; Next we have Martin Klizan (86/103), who won the Genova challenger last week and broke through the top-100 for the first time; Marsel Ilhan, who qualified and won one main draw match at the US Open is another place who rejoins the top-100 (89/101), after one week apart; Steve Darcis, who won a main draw match at the US Open just like Ilhan and also made the quarterfinals at the St. Remy challenger last week is also back (93/102), for the first time in two weeks; 30-year old Argentine Diego Junqueira (94/104) who lost to Del Potro in the second round of the US Open is also back, after being out a couple weeks; Finally, Genova semifinalist Frederico Gil (100/106) is also back; he was out since 15.08.2011.
They replace Paul Capdeville (101/100, after one week in), who lost in the last round of the US Open qualies, Andrey Golubev (103/98, after two weeks in), who dropped both his US Open and Genova openers, Jeremy Chardy (105/91, out for the first time since 07.07.2008) who doesn’t play a match since losing in the first round of Cincy qualy, Marc Gicquel (103/97, after three weeks in), Eric Prodon (108/88, for the first time since 11.07) and Sam Querrey (125/87, for the first time since 15.01.2007); Querrey doesn’t play since Queen’s, in early June.
Last week champions:
US Open – Novak Djokovic – 1
Genova – Martin Klizan – 86 [+17] [CH]
Shangai – Cedrik-Marcel Stebe – 111 [+40] [CH]
Aalphen Aan Den Rijn – Igor Sisjling – 146 [+23]
Sevilla – Daniel Gimeno-Traver – 91 [-2]
St. Remy de Provence – Edouard Roger-Vasselin – 104 [+6]
Brasov – Benoit Paire – 115 [+4]